April 2011

GF Ratio Rally – Chocolate Chestnut Quickbread

April 6, 2011
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Quick breads were the theme of this month’s Gluten Free Ratio Rally, hosted by the lovely Silvana Nardone. It’s been an exciting month with lots of new participants and great discussions about which ratios worked and didn’t, and how various ingredients affected the needed ratios to create a successful quick bread. This also marked the first baking challenge of the ratio rally – I felt this was a perfect baked good to start with – in general I feel that quick breads tend to be less fussy than other baked goods, and of course the possibilities for flavor combinations are endless.

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Amateur’s Food Photography VII: It’s not the camera, it’s the lighting.

April 3, 2011
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Ok, I know that title was a little dramatic.  And there are times when it really is the camera’s fault.  But I want to talk today about using your camera to its full potential by playing with lighting, and show that lighting can go a long way to helping a photo, no matter what type […]

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